May 24, 2024

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Min Chao Choy

Min Chao Choy

Min Chao Choy is a data journalist for NK News and NK Pro. Choy specializes in news and analysis relating to DPRK shipping and aviation movements, sanctions, and cyber-security.

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North Korea ignored backdoor US diplomatic outreach since mid-February

The Biden administration contacted North Korea through traditional channels and received no response, NK News confirmed

Min Chao ChoyMin Chao ChoyMarch 13, 2021
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US officials’ trip to Seoul and Tokyo will inform North Korea policy review

U.S. secretary of state and secretary of defense will make their way to Asia next week

Min Chao ChoyMin Chao ChoyMarch 12, 2021
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North Korean shipping rises in early March, hinting at loosened quarantine rules

13 ships made significant voyages, with old identities resurfacing after years off-grid

Min Chao ChoyMin Chao ChoyMarch 12, 2021
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UN panel names North Korean who tried smuggling fighter jet parts to Pyongyang

Records indicate trade representative may have served as diplomat in Moscow prior to weapons deal

Min Chao ChoyMin Chao ChoyMarch 10, 2021
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North Korean ships resume coal smuggling as ice and restrictions thaw

Vessel movements near Nampho port’s coal yard in February indicate loosened COVID-19 measures

Min Chao ChoyMin Chao ChoyMarch 9, 2021
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Daily videos show candid North Korean street life during pandemic

Chinese observer shares detailed footage of Hyesan city in the DPRK border area on social media

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North Korea-Russia trade plummeted by nearly 42% in 2020 — the year of COVID-19

New data suggests that trade between Pyongyang and Moscow suffered greater blows than previously thought

Min Chao ChoyMin Chao ChoyMarch 5, 2021
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North Korean fleets spur into action after a winter of COVID-19 trade lockdowns

At least 15 North Korea-linked ships were active in late Feb. 2021, according to Automatic Identification System data

Min Chao ChoyMin Chao ChoyMarch 4, 2021
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Panel investigates North Korean weapon used in Mogadishu attack on UN compound

Unreleased United Nations report traces mortar in Somalia to DPRK, describes weapons trade across Africa

Min Chao ChoyMin Chao ChoyMarch 3, 2021
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Thousands of North Koreans left Russia in 2020 while new visas dropped by 52%

New government data suggests that 14,000 North Koreans left Russia last year while about 1,800 entered the country

Min Chao ChoyMin Chao ChoyMarch 1, 2021
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